bp (891) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2005
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had this on tap at the Wrigleyville location on a recent trip to Chicago. Looks like a hefe, tastes like crap. Pass.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2006 On tap at G.I. Clybourn. Poured a cloudy deep amber with just wisps of white head. Freshly-cut bananas, candy corn, tart lemongrass, and an underlying sweet maltage graced the nose. Caramel and dark-fruity sweet malts, banana extract, and candied apricot were found in the flavor with well-placed lemon tartness. Lightly-grainy on the palate with well-placed bitterness. Good hefe.. not a great hefe.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Darker than a usual hefe, more of a hazy copper. Nose very wheaty, lots of clove, also spicy, minty. Flavor is hugely clovey, big chunks of bubblegum and banana. Quite good, particularly compared to the crappy, dumbed-down 312.
AmEricanbrew (6737) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Cloudy dark yellow with a foamy white head. Nice tart clove, spicy sweet smell. Smooth mouthfeel. Has a nice refreshing wheat malt, yeasty ,citrusy ,spicy flavor. A good hefe here.
JMerritt (1941) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Clybourn brewpub, served in a massive weizen glass. Yellow-brown in color, very hazy, with a medium-sized white head. Very strong banana/plantain aroma, rounded out by toffee, caramel, and black pepper. Wheat, rye, caramalized banana, and cloves in the flavor. A tad light on the palate, with a rather light and slightly watery finish. Still, a rather solid hefe.
jaymobrown (1843) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Banana chips. Light, malty, sweet. Needs more hops. This is highly drinkable. Didn’t seem very wheaty, or close to style. But this is worth checking out.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This has a strong yeasty aroma, almost smelling like dishwater. Looks good, a cloudy gold body with a tall rocky head. Good lacing. The flavor’s not very complex, mainly a lemony flavor with a bit of banana - not the usual stronger fruit aroma with cloves that one gets in many hefeweizens. Still, nice on a hot day.
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NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this for the first time by accident. They brought out the new sampler with this in place of the Saison. Spicey and brown. Cloves, banana, it’s all there. A bit tart. Pretty good example of a classic German style, I suppose.
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells and looks heavily yeasty. The bottom of the keg perhaps. Bananas and bubblegum, some apple, minimal clove. Taste is refreshingly wheaty with accompanying esters, but the yeast makes for a thick mouthfeel and a bready afterburp. Hmm.
ceejmomeechmo (58) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at wrigleyville...Poured a hazy golden almost a light brown with a small but thick white head. Big, heavy banana nose with subtle vanilla undertones. Flavor is more citrus than the nose, with spicy, banana notes also present. A great summer brew with definite session potential.